Payroll/Personnel/Contract & Grant Analyst III
Salary: $53,700 - $66,750
Title: Payroll/Personnel/Contract & Grant Analyst III
Category: Management and Professional
Department: Chemical/Environ. Engineering
Date Posted: 03/13/2018
Position Information: Under the general supervision of the Financial and Administrative Officer, the Contract & Grant Analyst provides financial management support to the faculty, staff and students within a fast pace, complex teaching and research department of 100+ employees and an annual expenditure budget in excess of $7.5 million. Develops and prepares complex budgetary analysis reports by retrieving, organizing and validating data using campus financial systems. Provides comprehensive monthly/quarterly financial reports to the faculty and agency-specific reports as required. Reviews and reconciles of campus financial transaction detailed (FTD ledger) reports to actual expenditure documentation on a monthly basis using the campus ledger reconciliation storage system (LRSS) ensuring accuracy and compliance with all agency and university policies and requirements. Prepares and processes budget and expense transfers as needed while adhering to agency and university policies. Interprets and implements procedures in documenting and determining allowable costs ensuring compliance to OMB A-21. Serves as a primary Contract and Grant liaison between the department and UCR's Offices of Research and Extramural Accounting. Supports the faculty and FAO with Contract and Grant administration, budgeting and expenditure forecast. Maintains fiscal integrity for all extramural/intramural funds and accounts ensuring they are in an auditable/reportable condition. Serve as the Payroll and Personnel coordinator for all academic, staff and student personnel actions. Serves as liaison to International Scholar Center (ISC) for appointments involving international personnel. Processes visa request as needed.
Minimum Requirements: Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines and to work independently as well as cooperatively in a team situation. Knowledge and experience working with On-line financial systems.
Thorough knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, biosafety, etc.
Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to effectively and professionally communicate with internal campus and external audiences. Ability to interact professionally with diverse groups at UCR and externally, both orally and in writing to present ideas and identify needs.
Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles.
Ability to perform complex financial analysis and customized reporting.
Thorough understanding of research administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in a university environment.
Demonstrated ability to access and retrieve data from information systems using PC-based tools; organize and process data for analytical studies; and summarize data into a clear, comprehensive format for presentation to diverse clientele. Ability to evaluate multiple complex budgets, and to analyze those findings to make recommendations.
Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.
Ability to manage significant volume of transactions.
Ability to maintain independent judgment; strong organization and communication skills; and a customer service focus across broad and diverse subject areas.
Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of federal employment and labor regulations including EEO and immigration and naturalization service regulations.
Additional Information: In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
- Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey. \
- Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.
- In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.
- U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."
- U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:
- Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools
- Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools
For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview